rotary-wing aircraft


Definition of rotary-wing aircraft

: rotorcraft specifically : helicopter usually used in plural

Examples of rotary-wing aircraft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That facility had 150 workers who made sheet metal components and assemblies for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Aircraft part maker Triumph Group is putting new $1.3 billion systems and support division in Arlington," 19 Feb. 2020 Its fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft will be based out of Barbados and Guadeloupe respectively. Elizabeth Koh, miamiherald, "After Maria clobbered Puerto Rico, U.S. military relocates base for foreign relief efforts," 23 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of rotary-wing aircraft

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Rotary-wing aircraft.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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